Steel windows transforms en-suite bathroom space
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SWA on an architect’s use of bespoke steel windows as a stylish screen between main bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
London based architect, Julia Feix, made dramatic use of steel windows to form a screen between the main bedroom and en-suite bathroom within her own apartment.
West Leigh, Steel Window Association (SWA) member, manufactured and installed the bespoke design solution
Julia Feix decided to stretch the boundaries in reconfiguring the master bedroom of the property she had purchased on the top floor of a converted school near Elephant and Castle.
Then having arrived at a design that fulfilled the multiple criteria of her partner and herself, Julia Feix engaged West Leigh to fabricate and install the screen.
Julia Feix commented saying: ’I bought the conversion even though my partner and I loathed the bathroom: it was partially screened off from the bedroom with an internal window looking into it.
’The first design we considered was to have it all open plan, but for privacy reasons decided against it’.
Alternative solution was to create a step up from the sleeping space into the bathroom
- laying a resin screed - and to make a transparent division using W20 steel windows divided into small units
- screen was produced in hot dip galvanized W20 sections which were polyester powder coated with a RAL grey finish. It is glazed with 4 mm thick toughened float glass and measures 3200 mm by 2164 mm high
- single leaf door to access the en-suite, hung on brass hinges and fitted with satin chrome ironmongery including single handles, and a friction top arm
As Julia explained: ’I liked the appearance of the small panes, which also reflected some of the features of the conversion which has sliding sash windows and it is far more attractive than having a frameless, floor to ceiling glass partition’.
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